Safety

Owner Story: Totaled Saturn Vue XE

I have read many complaints about weight of the 08 Vue, but whatever they did to increase the weight was worth it. All the ruggedness they built into the 2008 Vue saved my wife's life. Friday night at 2200 hours my wife was returning to our home in Big Bear, a mountain community in the San Bernardino Mountains, when she went off the side of a mountain road.

IIHS Awards Saturn Aura Top Rating in Front Offset and Side-Impact Crash Test

IIHS Aura Side-Impact Crash Test

Occupant protection in side impacts of midsize cars is improving as automakers introduce safer designs and add side airbags as standard equipment. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety recently completed front, side, and rear tests of seven 2008 model midsize cars, both moderately priced and luxury: Chevrolet Malibu, Dodge Avenger, Infiniti G35, Kia Optima, Mitsubishi Galant, Nissan Altima, and Saturn Aura. All earn the highest rating of good for occupant protection in frontal crashes.

Video: Study Shows Mid-Sized Cars Getting Safer

From WRAL TV: Mid-sized cars are getting safer, in part due to side airbag protection, according to a new study released Thursday. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety tested seven mid-sized cars, both moderately price and luxury. The cars tested were the Chevrolet Malibu, Dodge Avenger, Infiniti G35, Kia Optima, Mitsubishi Galant, Nissan Altima and Saturn Aura.

Astra Safety Features

From a body structure designed to manage crash energy to numerous active and passive occupant-protecting technologies, the 2008 Saturn Astra features a comprehensive list of safety systems that make it one of the safest vehicles in its class.

Saturn Astra Named Safest for Under $25k

In last month's issue of Car and Driver, the magazine profiled the Top 10 safest vehicles available for under $25,000. The 2008 Saturn Astra topped their list.

Vue to Feature New 'Rollover' Air Bag

SaturnFans.com has learned that GM plans to offer a new side-curtain air bag designed to help protect passengers better in a rollover accident. Within the next year, the Detroit News reports that five GM SUVs will offer a new, optional side-curtain airbag that will stay inflated for a longer period of time in the event of a rollover.

StabiliTrak and OnStar to Become Standard Features

General Motors recently announced that two proven life-saving safety technologies, OnStar and electronic stability control, will become standard features before the end of the decade on all future Saturn and General Motors non-commercial vehicles.

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2009 Saturn Vue Brochure

2009 Saturn Vue Brochure

Saturn's snazzy 2009 Vue brochure is out, complete with glossy photos and chock full of information about this model year's Vue lineup. Inside you'll find information about the yet-to-be-officially-announced Vue XR 4-cylinder, along with details about the Vue "BAS" and "2-Mode" hybrids.